Now who wants to follow the Syriza lead?

Now who wants to follow the Syriza lead?
As debt deadlines loom, Alexis Tsipras’s Syriza party will soon find out what its anti-austerity stance will cost Greece Picture: Getty

Sinn Féin used to talk about how it would be the Irish Syriza.

In the 1980s recession we used to call it hardship. It is now called austerity. I don’t know anyone who favours austerity as a policy and yet being anti-austerity is very popular. So popular in fact that one of the far left splinter parties has reinvented itself as the Anti-Austerity Alliance. It has a better ring to it than the Anti-Hardship Alliance.

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